A miniature robot that could check colons for early signs of disease

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day replace the need for patients to undergo an endoscopic examination, where a semi-rigid scope is passed into the bowel — an invasive procedure that can be painful. Micro-ultrasound images also have […]

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EHR optimization can stop common diseases in their tracks

Early detection is a mantra in hospitals: Find a nascent condition before it can morph into something serious and you can alleviate suffering, improve care and save lives. Symptoms can be hidden in plain sight or can be masked by other known illnesses. In these manners, thousands of patients a year fall through the cracks and become seriously ill. WHAT […]

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Clarigent, Children’s Home partner on AI-based decision support app

Health application developer Clarigent Health is teaming up with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati to complete a pilot study using Clarigent’s artificial intelligence powered mobile decision support app. The platform works by analyzing linguistic and vocal characteristics of sessions between therapists or physicians, and patients to provide a near real-time assessment of a patient at risk for suicide or mental […]

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Half a face enough for recognition technology: Researchers achieve 100 percent recognition rates for half and three-quarter faces

Facial recognition technology works even when only half a face is visible, researchers from the University of Bradford have found. Using artificial intelligence techniques, the team achieved 100 per cent recognition rates for both three-quarter and half faces. The study, published in Future Generation Computer Systems, is the first to use machine learning to test the recognition rates for different […]

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New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time

The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development and menstruation more quickly and cheaply than current methods. The work, published in Nature Communications, took place in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London and the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University […]

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Psychology: Robot saved, people take the hit

Robots are now being employed not just for hazardous tasks, such as detecting and disarming mines. They are also finding application as household helps and as nursing assistants. As increasing numbers of machines, equipped with the latest in artificial intelligence, take on a growing diversity of specialized and everyday tasks, the question of how people perceive them and behave towards […]

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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and to provide tactile sensations. […]

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Change Healthcare to focus on AI, blockchain, patient experience at HIMSS19

Change Healthcare at HIMSS19 will be focusing on how intelligence can be “pushed further up into the network,” to improve healthcare overall as well as at the individual patient level, according to Kris Joshi, Executive Vice President of Network Solutions at Change.   Joshi said Change will feature several central focus areas. First, blockchain will feature heavily, riding the continued […]

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